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    looking for someone to drill my tank

    i just got a 10 gal hagen. im not sure if it is tempered or not, there were no labels saying it is. if anybody knows someone who drills tanks that would be greatly appreciated.

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    I replied to you yesturday night

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
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    for some reason i still havent recieved it. maybe you could try again plz

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    pm'd again

    basically, its doable but 10g is very thin glass.. so keep that in mind.
    bring it over.. its not like it weighs a ton

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
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    Quote Originally Posted by iswearitsformydaughter View Post
    i just got a 10 gal hagen. im not sure if it is tempered or not, there were no labels saying it is. if anybody knows someone who drills tanks that would be greatly appreciated.

    thanx
    I have a Perfecto 20 that I had drilled. Worked out really nicely and the tank had run for about 4 years before tearing it down to upgrade to my 90. It's never cracked, chipped, or anything, even when taking the crusty (and I mean crusty) old bulkheads out to clean it. I just took my tank into Centennial Glass and had them drill a hole in each top corner on the back, then I build an overflow box out of acrylic and an "external" durso. Worked really good. I can't remeber how much it cost but it wasn't much (cheaper than having an amateur try and fail and buying a new tank). Due to the thin glass I'd suggest drilling one hole on each end like I did, I wouldn't try getting the 2 holes to close together, it'll be pretty weak in between.

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    too funny Samhain.
    I didn't know Centennial did house calls ?
    They also do not guaranty their work when drilling glass that does not come from their shop... I called.

    Cheers!

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    Quote Originally Posted by liv View Post
    too funny Samhain.
    I didn't know Centennial did house calls ?
    They also do not guaranty their work when drilling glass that does not come from their shop... I called.

    Cheers!
    Yeah, I think they have some kind of 24 hour emergency service too for like window replacements and such. For a 10G or 20G aquarium though I'd probably just recommend taking it in though As for the guarantee, I knew that, I got no guarantee, but I can vouch for them. They know what they're doing, and if you ask for something that they know they can't do, they're not afraid to tell you (i.e. putting holes too close to the edge). The important thing here is that they have the proper tools for doing it. I feel more comfortable letting them do it than trusting somebody with a drremel and a diamond bit they bought off Ebay. Not saying there aren't some out there that are quite capable, but hey, for what it costs why bother.

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